Sometimes, exploring places and meeting people outside your familiar world can reveal who you are or where you’re from, even more clearly than looking in a mirror. After a lifetime of exploring on her own terms, Tina Marie calls this delightful collection of her stories her midlife crisis. And she’s determined to pull you along with her.
Embark from the peacefulness of an overnight in a South Carolina tree house (albeit with spiders and snakes) to being held captive on the Ganges River by a boatman haggling for extra Rupees before he’ll navigate her ashore. Or, join in wrestling a halibut off the Alaskan coast, feel the bruises after a stint on a dog sled team, and join in venturing into narrow cave tunnels where the only way out is underwater. Struggle along to keep still to avoid buying a cow at a cattle auction.
Perhaps in an unconscious effort to justify her life, Tina Marie shares this eclectic mix of stories that have become deeply embedded in her. With dry wit and deep insight, you’ll be alternately entertained and pleasantly jolted by her perceptions.